(Closed) Wedding Surprises – Share Your Stories

posted 10 years ago in Married Life
Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@2PeasinaPod: That’s so sweet!

As for me, my sister saved up, she was unemployed at the time, to buy me pearls because she knew how much I love a bride in pearls. When she gave them to me, I just cried and cried because I knew it was hard for her to do that. Now can someone please force her to live closer to me?

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@PrncssDva: She is a fantastic sister! I’m very lucky to have two great siblings who I miss all the time because they’re so far away.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have a few bad surprises and a few good ones, but I’ll just mention the good:

Similar story to PrncssDva, we definitely didn’t have a videographer in the budget, and I was a bit bummed we weren’t going to have any footage. DH’s best man’s dad is a professional videographer, and he ended up taking some footage of the reception. His son (the BM), also had an old 8mm camera and he got some footage of the guys getting ready. A girlfriend also got a video of our first kiss 🙂

Also, almost none of my family could attend the wedding, between distance, health problems, etc. DH and I had a chance to visit them later in the month, and they gave us very generous cash gifts. Of course, it doesn’t make up for the fact that they couldn’t make it, but it was a completely unexpected and really kind.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

All of these are so sweet. Honestly, I usually don’t like surprises. If I know they are coming at all and don’t know what they are it just makes me nervous and anxious, but those surprises are wonderful. They kind that you have no idea about and can leave you with tears in your eyes. So sweet! I hope I get at least one.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@PrncssDva: I’m in southwestern Virginia, my sister is in Seattle, and my brother is in LA. He was in Japan, so it’s an improvement. I keep telling my hubby that we’re moving to be near my sister, my brother went back to college and I don’t want to live in LA. He just needs more convincing because his family is in Jersey, Texas, and Europe with his best friends here for grad school.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@PrncssDva: Heck yeah it is, especially when we grew up apart and became closer as we’ve gotten older. Are you close to your siblings?

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My surprise was from my parents.  Growing up I was very close to my maternal Great Grandmother.  I thought she was just the coolest lady.  She and my Great Grandfather were married for over 60 years.  (they both passed away when I was in Junior High).  On the day of my wedding my mom gave me my Great Grandmothers wedding rings.  They are so beautiful and I was so blessed to be able to wear an amazing “something old”.  I cannot wait to give it my daughter some day.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is all so sweet.  Having a surprise on what is already an awesome day is really overwhelming and wonderful! 

We weren’t planning on having an arch.  We got married on the beach and due to budget, it was one of the things I cut out since the beach is so beautiful just as it is.  When I got down to the ceremony site with my dad, there was my hubby standing under an arch with our officiant.  One of our friends paid another wedding party $$ to borrow their arch for our ceremony.  The other wedding was inside the resort and they had already finished up way before we even started, so it was nice of them to let us borrow it and so nice of our friend to think of it and get it into place for us. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had a few amazing surprises but here are a few of my favorites:  while I was getting ready for the ceremony my husband’s friend and groomsman’s wife surprised us by decorating the rock aisle down the beach and our arch with flowers, my brother and Brother-In-Law tossed back a few mid-day at an Irish Pub and met a bagpiper they befriended and ended up hiring to surprise me before I walked down the aisle (an Irish girls dream—that spurred the first tears of the day). 

My favorite:  many guests noticed that right before I came down the aisle a long necked sleek water bird landed on a floating dock right in front of our arch and watched us through the whole ceremony.  My father passed away when I was a toddler and my aunt (his sister) and many others insisted that it was my dad coming down from heaven to share our special day.  Here is a picture the photographer took when we first kissed as husband and wife.  He stayed just long enough to see me become a wife ;o)

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Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@Shaema…..Oh my gosh, that is the sweetest thing I have ever heard! I just teared up a little bit. How perfect that your photographer was able to capture that.

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